Playing Online Video Games May Help Students Learn Civic Education


In a study published in The Journal of Social Studies Research, researchers have found out that playing online video games is effective in teaching civics education among students.

The study shows iCivics, a free online website created by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor that teaches civics concepts using 19 educational games, is an effective tool for teaching civics education to primary and middle school students.


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